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Dormaa MCE vows to fight galamsey


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Robert TachieMenson, GNA

Dormaa Ahenkro, Aug. 10, GNA – Mr Drissa
Ouattara, the Dormaa Municipal Chief Executive, has vowed to fight illegal
mining or galamsey in the Municipality.

He said he was determined to support the
efforts, commitment and resolve shown by traditional rulers, particularly
Osagyefo Oseadeyo Agyemang Badu II, the Paramount Chief of Dormaa Traditional
Area, in the fight ag

By
Robert TachieMenson, GNA

Dormaa Ahenkro, Aug. 10, GNA – Mr Drissa
Ouattara, the Dormaa Municipal Chief Executive, has vowed to fight illegal
mining or galamsey in the Municipality.

He said he was determined to support the
efforts, commitment and resolve shown by traditional rulers, particularly
Osagyefo Oseadeyo Agyemang Badu II, the Paramount Chief of Dormaa Traditional
Area, in the fight against illegal mining and wanton destruction of forest
resources in the area.

Mr Ouattara said this at Abanpedease in Dormaa
Ahenkro when he paid a courtesy call on Osagyefo Oseadeyo Agyemang Badu II, the
Paramount Chief of Dormaa Traditional Area, to formally introduce himself to
the Chief following his appointment as the Dormaa Municipal Chief Executive
(MCE).

He said a taskforce would be set up to monitor
the activities of illegal chain- saw operators who carried out operations in
the night at Aboabo, Amasu and Pampaso felling logs to sell elsewhere.

The MCE pledged to complete work on the
Agyemang Badu School and create access roads to connect it.

Responding to a question on increasing the
custom duty which has led a sizable number of trucks to be grounded at the
Gonokrom – Cote d’Ivoire border, he said the owners of the goods were being
made to “pay realistic price, but this has been misconstrued to mean there is
an increase in custom duty”.

He said the directives were instructions which
emanated from higher authorities in Accra and for which they had no proper
control over.

The MCE said he would seek the interest of
Dormaa-Ahenkro rather than his personal gains.

He thanked the Chief for supporting his
nomination for the position of an MCE.

GNA


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